► How to Get Involved in Fashion Photography

The fashion industry offers jobs in various areas. One area is the position of a fashion photographer. This is a great way to be involved in the artistic side of fashion and to make designer clothing into your own pieces of photographic art.

1. Know the fashion industry. To get involved in fashion photography the first thing you must do is have extensive knowledge of the industry. In order to be hired you must know trends designers and models.

2. Be social. Fashion photographers have to work with all kinds of people including the fashion designers as well as the models. Interact with these people.

3.Build up your photography resume. Fashion photography is a hard business to crack into because of the importance of a quality picture. Practice your photography on other things and book other jobs until you have a portfolio worthy of getting a fashion job.

4.Have a good sense of marketing. Being in the fashion industry especially as a photographer requires you to sell an image. You have to have the marketing savvy to get your pictures published.

5.Be flexible. The best way to get into the fashion photography business is by having a lot of experience which means taking any job offered to you. Even if it isnt your dream job be flexible and willing to work with anyone to show how interested you are. 

6.Give good directions. As the photographer of the fashion shoot you must call the shots. This means you have to know where you want the lighting to be how you want the make-up done and how the models should pose. As the photographer you must be assertive.

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